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No safety worries for RHCP CT despite wind

2013-02-05 10:11
 
Cape Town – After complaints of crowd control issues at the Red Hot Chili Peppers show in Johannesburg, Alliance Safety Management has assured concertgoers that safety measures are in place for the Cape Town show despite strong winds being expected.

Concertgoers complained on social networks on Monday of bad organisation and logistical problems at the Johannesburg concert, which took place at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Big Concerts told Channel24 that "the majority of crowd control issues were due to ticket scanning problems at the turnstiles, and the mass ingress of standing ticket holders when the support band went on-stage which put pressure on the pitch access points".

Alliance Safety Management, the company appointed to handle safety and disaster management at all Big Concert shows happening at stadiums, told Channel24 that "there is a fully integrated management system in place managing the event" in Cape Town.

Strong winds expected

Owen Wood from Alliance Safety told Channel24 that they're aware of the wind forecast, and "are expecting winds of 25km/h with gusts around 35km/h.

"An inclement weather methodology plan is in place as per all events to manage wind or any particular weather that may be expected. A wind reader is on site throughout the event and plans are in place to manage any problems.

Wood added that "planning has been put in place to manage any potential risks that have been identified" and a full medical and evacuation procedure and team are in place for the Cape Town concert.

Last year, a woman died and 18 people were injured when scaffolding collapsed outside the Cape Town Stadium at a Linkin Park concert as near gale-force winds topping 50km/h were registered in the city.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are scheduled to perform in Cape Town on Tuesday 5 February at the Cape Town Stadium.

- Channel24

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